Straight up, I detest the Orthodox and I agree that its stranglehold on all things Jewish in Israel is an ever growing threat and offense. Ok. But that's not what you're saying here. If you hate Jewish practice and tradition and history so much, why bother? You're apoplectic because people tend to reflexive treat s'forim with a moment of symbolic respect? Give me a break. We here in the US treat our sacred texts with respect, too. You seem to be equating all Jewish practice with Orthodoxy. That's a shame. Some non-Orthodox streams are much more palatable and attractive and frankly with a little understanding of Judaism's actual history (not the fictionalized version of the Orthodox) more authentic to boot.
- 9:25 PM
from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy